Rivers Police Gun Down 3 Suspected Kidnappers During Gun Battle

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Friday killed three suspected kidnappers at Isiodu forest in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka, who disclosed this at a news conference, said the success was in continuation of the command’s move to make Rivers State crime-free.

He said the command would leave nothing to chance in ensuring that Rivers State is crime-free.

Giving details of the latest operation, Nwonyi said at about 3:30am on 16 June, 2023 the command’s operatives stormed a hideout at Isiodu.

He said the hoodlums, on sighting the operatives, opened fire, leading to a gun-battle.

He said in the process, three of the hoodlums were fatally wounded and were confirmed dead at the hospital.

Nwonyi disclosed that eight magazines, 70 rounds of live ammunition, and 10 catridges were recovered from the gang.

In another development, he disclosed that police operatives on routine patrol spotted a corpse tied, with bodily injuries, disclosing that one suspect was arrested and that investigation was ongoing.

In a related development, the police boss explained that some hoodlums known for snatching phones, who were at the Universal Basic Education, UBE Borokiri Sandfield, Port Harcourt Township to carry out operation, were recently dislodged.

He stated that when the police operatives stormed the area, the hoodlums scampered and fled.

Nwonyi said a Barretta pistol was recovered while investigation was ongoing.